Josh Johnson
Equal parts editor, writer, designer, & photographer. I work for Envato and have written tons of stuff for Design Shack.
  • Computer Skills
    How To Migrate All of Your Important Data To Your New MacMacmigrate f
    We recently saw another WWDC come and go and despite little to no progress in the desktop area, the MacBooks all received nice upgrades. This means there's a fresh crop of users transitioning to a brand new machine, a task which always brings with it a decent number of questions.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    7 Items You Never Thought to Bring to a ShootPreview
    Today, we're taking a look at some of the less-obvious items that you may not consider bringing to a photo shoot. Some are tiny things, others are big - all of them will help to make any photography shoot go far smoother!Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    A Poor Man's Guide to Budget Macro PhotographyPreview
    Macro photography can be an absolutely stunning way to view the world as you've never seen it before. However, high equipment costs represent a formidable barrier to entry in this particular field, leaving anyone without a large lens budget left out. Today we'll discuss how to bypass these costs with some cheap and crafty tricks for getting up close and personal with your subjects. Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Hints & Tips for Setting Up a Basic Home StudioPreview
    Setting up a simple home studio can be extremely beneficial to any photographer. Whether you're a professional portrait photographer or a graphic designer who needs product shots, a home studio gives you a place to work, experiment and learn new things. Below we'll take a look at a few considerations to keep in mind when creating your own studio.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Getting Started as a Second ShooterPreview
    Professional photography is an extremely rewarding and enjoyable profession to get into, but getting started can be very difficult. There's an important distinction between taking photos of your friends for free and getting people to pay you for photography, and the line to profitability is a hard one for many to cross. Today we'll discuss one of the best possible methods of beginning to get paid for your work as a photographer: second shooting. We'll go over what second shooting is, some tips for how to do it well enough to get invited back and how to find second shooter jobs.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    A Beginner's Introduction to Wide Angle PhotographyPreview
    Today we're going to take a step back and view the art of photography through a much wider perspective, which is a terribly pun-filled way to say that this article will examine the basic concept of wide angle photography. We'll take a look at what wide angle photography is, why you should try it, some considerations to keep in mind and finally a few lenses to get you started.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    100 Fantastic Photos of Reptiles and AmphibiansPreview
    Today's photo collection is a tribute to all things scaly, slimy, or perhaps even both. We have gathered one hundred impeccable examples of reptile and amphibian photography. Whether these creatures are swimming in ponds or slithering underfoot, numerous talented photographers have found them to be the perfect subjects for many beautiful compositions.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    100+ Creative Examples of Reflections in PhotographyPreview
    Today's collection of unbelievable photos is a reflective one... literally. We've gathered over one hundred photos from extremely talented and creative photographers that use reflections of all kinds to create interesting compositions. Along the way, we'll see some quick tips that you can keep in mind to spot the perfect opportunities to create your own reflection masterpiece.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    10 Quick and Easy Lightroom Tricks Every User Should KnowPreview
    Phototuts+ author Ivaylo Gerchev recently published a series of in-depth tutorials aimed at taking you from beginner to pro in Lightroom in only one week. Today we're following that up with a few quick and easy Lightroom tricks that you can quickly add to your workflow whether you're just picking up the app or have been using it for years.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    10 Critical Points for Strong Photography ContractsPreview
    As you begin to make the jump from amateur to professional, it is extremely easy to overlook the business and legal side of photography. However, if you're getting paid for making images, it is important that you protect yourself with a basic contract. Today we'll briefly go over some types of content and considerations that should be in your contract so that you can be sure that you're on the right track to a professional career.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Past and Future Collide: Taking 3D Photos3d previewimage
    It seems that every Hollywood movie that hits theaters these days is "in mind-boggling 3D." Whether you think it's either the future of entertainment or an annoying fad, there's no reason you can't join in the fun! Today we're going to walk through the steps of how to take your own 3D photo using processes that have been around since the 1800s! We'll also learn about three different types of 3D images and take a look at some special dedicated 3D cameras.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    120 Beautiful Photos of Vintage Radio EquipmentPreview2
    Today's roundup goes out to our good friends at Audiotuts+ for continually offering up stellar tutorials for all things audio! We've gathered a huge collection of over 120 photos of vintage audio and radio equipment. If talk of 8-tracks and vinyl records gets you nostalgic, you won't want to miss this collection! In addition to the photos, we'll go over a few quick tips to keep in mind when you're shooting your own vintage electronic equipment. Let's get started!Read More…